The Horror & Freedom of Empty Space

It begs the question:  Is something empty really empty?  For instance, as the “new home” for the Library waits for one more “yes” vote from the city council, what sits in that empty lot?  What is it about an empty pedestal that sparks a thought.  Who is to say what belongs in the space?  And how much is too much?  What is the correct price tag? 

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